COURSE OUTLINE A. N. Myer Secondary School





Description of Course:

This course is designed for students who wish to explore the communication field. Using project-driven and a hands-on approach, students will apply practical skills in design elements and principles, computer graphics, digital photography, and the understanding of good layout and design techniques. Greater emphasis will be placed on digital video production. Students will also be exposed to industry standards and career opportunities. All students will develop a digital video portfolio for their final project.

Pre-Requisite or Co-Requisite:None

Policy Document Reference:


Unit Titles (With approximate time allotted per unit)

Unit 1: Class Orientation\Into to Communication Technology(7 hours)

Unit 2.:Intro to Design with Coreldraw(24 hours)

Unit 3. Digital Photography Bacis with Photoshop(18 hours)

Unit 4. Desk Top Publishing(18 hours)

Unit 5. Digital Video with Premiere(28 hours)

Unit 6. Developing a Portfolio(18 hours)

Assessment and Evaluation  

According to Ministry policy the primary purpose of assessment and evaluation is to improve student learning. It will be based upon the provincial curriculum expectations and the achievement levels outlines in the secondary curriculum policy documents.

Assessment is the process of gathering information from a variety of sources such as assignments, demonstrations, projects, learning skills, etc.

Evaluation is the process of judging the value of the student’s work on the basis of established criteria and assigning a value to represent that quality. The course evaluation is based on at he DSBN Subject Council Consistency in Assessment and Evaluation Agreement, 2003-2004.

Learning Skills 

These skills are supportive of student learning, marks serve another purpose. A student’s abilities to work with others, to attend class regularly, to be punctual, and keep up with the work and maintain an accurate and complete notebook is very important and has an impact on how well a student performs. The report card allows these skills to be recorded for public record. Therefore, teachers will continue to record information on these skills and assign a value to them for the report card.

Types of Assessment and Evaluation and Activities

Effectively plan, organize, direct, and control a variety of communications activities.

Select and use appropriate software to manage the production process.

Written evaluation

Practical evaluation

Use time management schemes to ensure

  that their productions meet client deadlines.

Assignments and homework.

          Term Work Assessment   70%

          Summative Assessment  30%

Skills and Process                             40%

Written/Practical Evaluation          15%

Assignments                                      15%     

Practical                                            10%

Portfolio                                             10%

Written                                              10%

Specific Course Expectations:

Students should have with them each day:


●Three Ring Binder containing lined paper.

●Pencil, Steel ruler and Large glue stick.

●A. N. Myer Student Agenda